Chiliasm meaning

kĭlē-ăzəm
The doctrine stating that Jesus will reign on earth for 1,000 years.
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Belief in the coming of the millennium.
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Belief in an earthly thousand-year period of peace and prosperity, sometimes equated with the return of Jesus for that period.
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Origin of chiliasm

  • New Latin chīliasmus from Late Latin chīlias chiliad chiliad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek χιλιασμός (khiliasmos), from χίλιοι (chilioi, “thousand”).

    From Wiktionary